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Souliss Arduino based SmartHome Binding

Brenda Wallace edited this page Nov 1, 2015 · 13 revisions

Introduction

Souliss is a networking framework for Arduino and compatibles board, is designed to build easily a Smart Home distributed over multiple boards via Ethernet, wireless point-to-point and RS485 bus.

Start with an Example

The easiest way is start with a simple example to control an ON/OFF light (though a relay), in this section we just show you the code to upload on your Arduino with Ethernet shield (based on W5100 / W5200) or an ESP8266 as SoC and the configuration of your openHAB, the next section will explain the details.

Load the sketch on your Arduino with Ethernet Shield

Use the following sketch on your Arduino, before compile ensure that you have installed the Souliss framework from the Library Manager, just search for souliss inside the Library Manager and select Install.

You need to change the IP address inside the sketch according to one free IP address in your network.

/**************************************************************************
    Souliss - Hello World
    
    This is the basic example, control one LED via a push-button or Android
    using SoulissApp (get it from Play Store).  
    
    Run this code on one of the following boards:
      - Arduino with W5100 Ethernet Shield
        
***************************************************************************/

// Configure the framework
#include "bconf/StandardArduino.h"          
#include "conf/ethW5100.h"                  
#include "conf/Gateway.h"                  

/*
  If you are using W5200 or ENC28J60, you just need to  change 
  the #include "conf/ethW5100.h" with   #include "conf/ethW5200.h" 
  or #include "conf/ethENC28J60.h"

  This assume that your SPI Chip Select (CS) is on pin 10 as in 
  most of the Ethernet shield.
*/

// Include framework code and libraries
#include <SPI.h>
#include "Souliss.h"

// This identify the number of the LED logic
#define MYLEDLOGIC          0               

// Define the network configuration according 
// to your router settings
uint8_t ip_address[4]  = {192, 168, 1, 77};
uint8_t subnet_mask[4] = {255, 255, 255, 0};
uint8_t ip_gateway[4]  = {192, 168, 1, 1};
#define Gateway_address 77
#define myvNet_address  ip_address[3]  
#define myvNet_subnet   0xFF00
#define myvNet_supern   Gateway_address

void setup()
{   
    Initialize();

     // Set network parameters
    Souliss_SetIPAddress(ip_address, subnet_mask, ip_gateway);
    SetAsGateway(myvNet_address);  
    
    // Define a simple LED light logic
    Set_SimpleLight(MYLEDLOGIC);        
    
    // We connect a pushbutton between 5V and pin2 with a 
    // pulldown resistor between pin2 and GND, the LED is 
    // connected to pin9 with a resistor to limit the 
    // current amount
    pinMode(2, INPUT);   // Hardware pulldown required
    pinMode(9, OUTPUT);  // Power the LED
}

void loop()
{ 
    // Here we start to play
    EXECUTEFAST() {                     
        UPDATEFAST();   
        
        // We process the logic and relevant input 
        // and output every 50 milliseconds
        FAST_50ms() {   
            // Use the pin2 as ON/OFF toggle command
            DigIn(2, Souliss_T1n_ToggleCmd, MYLEDLOGIC);  

            // Drive the LED as per command
            Logic_SimpleLight(MYLEDLOGIC);    

            // Use the pin9 to give power to the LED according to the logic
            DigOut(9, Souliss_T1n_Coil, MYLEDLOGIC);                
        } 
              
        // Here we handle here the communication
        FAST_GatewayComms();                                        
        
    }
} 

Load the sketch on your ESP8266 WiFi SoC

In this case we use the ESP8266 as a SoC and not simply as a transceiver, so Souliss is loaded directly on the module and doesn't require any other microcontroller. You need to install the ESP8266 cores in your Arduino IDE.

Compared to the previous example, you only need to change the configuration files to specify that you are now using an ESP8266 and the relevant WiFi library.

/**************************************************************************
    Souliss - Hello World
    
    This is the basic example, control one LED via a push-button or Android
    using SoulissApp (get it from Play Store).  
    
    Run this code on ESP8266 as WiFi SoC.
        
***************************************************************************/

// Configure the framework
#include "bconf/MCU_ESP8266.h"          
#include "conf/Gateway.h"                  
#include "conf/IPBroadcast.h"

// **** Define the WiFi name and password ****
#define WIFICONF_INSKETCH
#define WiFi_SSID               "mywifi"
#define WiFi_Password           "mypassword"   

// Include framework code and libraries
#include <ESP8266WiFi.h>
#include "Souliss.h"

// This identify the number of the LED logic
#define MYLEDLOGIC          0               

// Define the network configuration according 
// to your router settings
uint8_t ip_address[4]  = {192, 168, 1, 77};
uint8_t subnet_mask[4] = {255, 255, 255, 0};
uint8_t ip_gateway[4]  = {192, 168, 1, 1};
#define Gateway_address 77
#define myvNet_address  ip_address[3]  
#define myvNet_subnet   0xFF00
#define myvNet_supern   Gateway_address

// **** Define here the right pin for your ESP module **** 
#define	OUTPUTPIN			5

void setup()
{   
    Initialize();

     // Set network parameters
    Souliss_SetIPAddress(ip_address, subnet_mask, ip_gateway);
    SetAsGateway(myvNet_address);  
    
    // Define a simple LED light logic
    Set_SimpleLight(MYLEDLOGIC);        
    
    pinMode(OUTPUTPIN, OUTPUT);  // Power the LED
}

void loop()
{ 
    // Here we start to play
    EXECUTEFAST() {                     
        UPDATEFAST();   
        
        // We process the logic and relevant input 
        // and output every 50 milliseconds
        FAST_50ms() {   
            // Drive the LED as per command
            Logic_SimpleLight(MYLEDLOGIC);    
            DigOut(OUTPUTPIN, Souliss_T1n_Coil, MYLEDLOGIC);                
        } 
              
        // Here we handle here the communication
        FAST_GatewayComms();                                        
        
    }
} 

Of course you have to care about the pin addressing that is different on ESP8266 compared to an Arduino board.

Configure the binding

On the openHAB side, you need to install the souliss binding if not yet available in your openHAB Addons configure it like follows, having care to use the IP address loaded in your Arduino sketch

###############################################################################
#####                        Binding configurations                       #####
###############################################################################


######################## Souliss Binding ######################################
#
# Souliss TEST 
# 
# For ITEM defination in file .item 
#{souliss=<Typical>:<nodeID>:<slot>:[<bit>]}

souliss:IP_LAN=192.168.1.77
souliss:USER_INDEX=72
souliss:NODE_INDEX=133
#SERVERPORT - Leave empty for casual port
souliss:SERVERPORT=

#time in mills
souliss:REFRESH_DBSTRUCT_TIME=600000
souliss:REFRESH_SUBSCRIPTION_TIME=120000
souliss:REFRESH_HEALTY_TIME=60000
souliss:REFRESH_MONITOR_TIME=500
souliss:SEND_DELAY=1500
souliss:SEND_MIN_DELAY=100
souliss:SECURE_SEND_TIMEOUT_TO_REQUEUE=5000
souliss:SECURE_SEND_TIMEOUT_TO_REMOVE_PACKET=30000

Configure the Sitemap

Define your sitemap as follow, this will build a ligh siwtch a two items with health and last data access.

sitemap default label="Main Menu"
{
Frame label="Souliss - Hello World" {
        Switch item=SimpleLight mappings=[ON="ON", OFF="OFF"]
        Text item=HEALTHNodo0 icon="icon16x16"
        Text item=TIMESTAMP_Nodo0 icon="icon16x16"
    }       
}

Configure Items

The _Items_ match the Typicals, in this configuration file you are simply matching the type of logic (that is the Typical itself) and the location as node and slot.

Group All
Group grp1              (All)
Group Diagnostic        (All)
Group TechnicView_Node0 (All)

Switch SimpleLight  "SimpleLight" (grp1, TechnicView_Node0) {souliss="T11:0:0", autoupdate="false"}

Number HEALTHNodo0 "Health Node 0 [%1d]" <keyring> (Diagnostic, TechnicView_Node0, Health) {souliss="D98:0:998"}
String TIMESTAMP_Nodo0 "Update Node 0 [%1$td.%1$tm.%1$tY %1$tk:%1$tM:%1$tS]" <keyring> (Diagnostic, TechnicView_Node0) {souliss="D99:0:999"}

The Result

If you have configured correctly Souliss and openHAB, you can see and control the switch from the openHAB interface openHAB and Souliss

General Configuration Requirements

Starting with the Souliss Binding for openHAB require a deployed network, as minimum you need one Souliss node with Ethernet access configured as Gateway, a Gateway is a special node that is able to communicate with the user interfaces (openHAB interact as an user interface for Souliss).

A starting point is the Souliss wiki, the best is start with a single node and connect with SoulissApp. The code for networking activities of this binding is based on SoulissApp code, so once connected with SoulissApp you can move to openHAB directly.

You can use SoulissApp and the openHAB Souliss Binding at same time, and generally up to five (by default, but can be increased) user interfaces simultaneously.

Binding Network Configuration

The openHAB binding isn't able to locate your Souliss gateway as SoulissApp does, so you should specify the networking information in the configuration file as follow.

Edit .\openhab\configurations\openhab.cfg

Add at the bottom:

########################### Souliss Binding ####################################
#
# Souliss  
# 
# For ITEM defination in file .item 
# {souliss=<Typical>:<nodeID>:<slot>:[<bit>]}

souliss:IP_LAN=192.168.1.105
souliss:USER_INDEX=71
souliss:NODE_INDEX=134
#SERVERPORT - Leave empty for casual port
souliss:SERVERPORT=

#time in mills
souliss:REFRESH_DBSTRUCT_TIME=600000
souliss:REFRESH_SUBSCRIPTION_TIME=120000
souliss:REFRESH_HEALTY_TIME=60000
souliss:REFRESH_MONITOR_TIME=500
souliss:SEND_DELAY=1500
souliss:SEND_MIN_DELAY=100
################################################################################

The following parameters need to be changed:

Parameter Description Range
IP_LAN The IP address of Souliss Gateway node -
USER_INDEX Identify the index of the openHAB binding 1 - 100
NODE_NUMBER Identify the node of the openHAB binding 1 - 254

Please ensure that each user interface (SoulissApp, openHAB, ...) must have a different USER_INDEX and NODE_NUMBER, those values are used to identify the interface. You can get the values used by SoulissApp from the Networking menu.

Matching Items and Typicals

Souliss provide a set of Typicals those are predefined logic dedicated to Smarthome like lights, heatings or antitheft. Typicals match directly with openHAB Items, this define the interaction between the user interface in openHAB (same is for SoulissApp) and the action executed by the node.

Configure .items file

Define your Souliss deployment inside openHAB. To do this, you'll have to statically map your device inside openHAB environment.

Edit .\openhab\configurations\items\defaultSitemap.items

define your own items and add to the end of each line of definition

{souliss=<Typical>:<nodeID>:<slot>:[<bit>]}

where Typicals can be T11, T12, T13, T14, T16, T18, T1A, T22, T51, T52, T53, T57, D98, D99 (more will be supported in the future)

Parameter Description Range
nodeID Is the ID of the node, the first node listed in your SoulissApp has nodeID 1, increase for your further nodes 1 - 254
slot Is the slot where your Typical is located, this is defined in the sketch loaded in your node 1 - 254
bit Is used only for Typicals that works bitwise as T1A 1 - 8

An example of the *.items* configuration files is below, consider that openHAB has its own syntax for the configuration files.

Switch LuceSogg "LuceSogg" (GF_Soggiorno, TechnicView_Node0) {souliss="T11:0:6", autoupdate=false}
Number Temperature_GF_Soggiorno "Temperatura Soggiorno [%.1f °C]"   <temperature> (temperature, GF_Temperature, TechnicView_Node0) {souliss="T52:0:0"}
Number Umidita_GF_Soggiorno "Umidità Soggiorno [%.1f %%]"   <temperature> (temperature, GF_Temperature, TechnicView_Node0) {souliss="T53:0:2"}
Number Consumo_GF_Soggiorno "Consumo [%.1f W]" <energy> (GF_Temperature, TechnicView_Node0) {souliss="T57:0:4"}
Rollershutter Shutter1_GF_Soggiorno "Tenda1" (GF_Soggiorno, TechnicView_Node3 {souliss="T22:3:0", autoupdate=false} 
Contact ContattoTest "Contatto" (GF_Soggiorno, Lights) {souliss="T13:0:1", autoupdate=true}
Contact C2 "BIT 3" (GF_Soggiorno, TechnicView_Node3) {souliss="T1A:3:5:2"}
Contact C3 "BIT 4" (GF_Soggiorno, TechnicView_Node3) {souliss="T1A:3:5:3"}
Color  RGB_Led_Strip_1 "RGB Led Strip 1" <slider> (GF_Soggiorno)  {souliss="T16:0:2", autoupdate=false}
Switch SwitchAutoMode 	"T12" 		(GF_Soggiorno, TechnicView_Node3) {souliss="T12:3:0:switch", autoupdate="false"}
Switch SwitchAutoMode_setup 	"Auto" 		(GF_Soggiorno, TechnicView_Node3) {souliss="T12:3:0:automode", autoupdate="false"}
Number Temperature_GF_Soggiorno     "Temperature [%.1f °C]"    <temperature> (T31, TechnicView_Node0) {souliss="T31:1:0:measured"}
Number Temperature_2F_Living_SP "Temp Set Point [%.1f °C]"     <temperature> (T31, TechnicView_Node0) {souliss="T31:1:0:setpoint"}
Switch setasmeasured "Set as measured" <temperature> (T31, TechnicView_Node0) {souliss="T31:1:0:setasmeasured", autoupdate="false"}
Switch heating_cooling "Heating Mode" (T31, TechnicView_Node0) {souliss="T31:1:0:heatingcooling", autoupdate="false"}
Switch heating "Heating" <siren>  (T31, TechnicView_Node0) {souliss="T31:1:0:heating"}
Switch cooling "Cooling" <siren> (T31, TechnicView_Node0) {souliss="T31:1:0:cooling"}
Switch fan_off "Fan Off" (T31, TechnicView_Node0) {souliss="T31:1:0:fanoff", autoupdate="false"}
Switch fan_low "Fan Low" (T31, TechnicView_Node0) {souliss="T31:1:0:fanlow", autoupdate="false"}
Switch fan_med "Fan Med" (T31, TechnicView_Node0) {souliss="T31:1:0:fanmed", autoupdate="false"}
Switch fan_high "Fan High" (T31, TechnicView_Node0) {souliss="T31:1:0:fanhigh", autoupdate="false"}
Switch power "Power Off" (T31, TechnicView_Node0) {souliss="T31:1:0:power"}

Service Typicals

In order to track the health and timestamps two service Typicals has been introduced: D98 (Health) e D99 (Timestamp), those are not defined in Souliss sketches and are only available on the binding.

Use them as :

{souliss="D98:<nodeNumber>:998"}
{souliss="D99:<nodeNumber>:999"}

Example:

Number HEALTH_Nodo1_GF_Servizio "Health Nodo 1 [%1d]" <keyring> (Diagnostic, TechnicView_Node0) {souliss="D98:0:998"}

String TIMESTAMP_Nodo1_GF_Servizio "Timestamp Nodo 1 [%1$td.%1$tm.%1$tY %1$tk:%1$tM:%1$tS]" <keyring> (Diagnostic, TechnicView_Node0) {souliss="D99:0:999"}

Download

The Souliss binding has been included starting from openHAB 1.7. As alternative you can also download it directly from the Souliss project download page page.

More Details

Additional details and examples are available on the souliss wiki page.

Get Support with the Community

Souliss is an open-source and community driven project, you can use the site and Community to get help and share you results. Our wiki here

Known Issues

The latest release of the binding (included in openHAB 1.7) use the execute() method instead of threads to handle the background communication with the Souliss network, this method doesn't restart automatically after a change in the item or sitemap files. This has been solved in the latest release of the binding, unfortunately this isn't yet included in the actual openHAB binaries, so you need to download and install manually the Souliss binding from the [Souliss Download](https://github.com/souliss/souliss/wiki/Downloads) page.

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